Plant Variety Protection Act. Patents. The 1970 federal law that extended patent-like protection for developing new and distinct varieties of seed-producing plants. • A Certificate of Plant Variety Protection gives the holder exclusive rights to sell, reproduce, and develop further hybrids from a plant. 7 USCA §§ 2321–2582. — Abbr. PVPA. [Cases: Patents  14. C.J.S. Patents § 22.]

[Blacks Law 8th]